IT Security Training

The number and power of cybercriminal threats such as phishing, malware, ransomware and application vulnerabilities, a larger IT footprint caused by the growing internet of things, multiple platforms, innovations such as facial recognition and increased reliance on technology, have significantly escalated the need for cyber professionals to defend against those threats in the years ahead.

According to U.S. News & World Report, cybersecurity is 7th on a list of the 100 best jobs in 2017. The need for IT security has never been greater and the demand for IT Security professionals will grow increasingly in the years to come.

CultureLink’s IT Security Bridge Training Program offers internationally-trained professionals with an understanding of information technology the opportunity to obtain an entry level position in the well-paid profession of IT Security.  Participants will get CISSP training, mentoring, networking opportunities, help with resumes and interviews, insight into the Canadian workplace and job strategies they can use to find jobs in their field. Although the training only takes 3 weeks, you’ll be able to access all of our other supports for the duration of the program.


As a Student:

  • Permanent residents or those who are in the process of becoming permanent residents and convention refugees
  • Have some background in IT or coding
  • Good English (CLB-7/8)

As a Mentor

  • At least three years of work experience in Canada
  • Knowledgeable about the CISSP Certificate and what is required to pass the test
  • Willing to complete a three-hour mandatory training
  • Can commit 35 volunteer hours for the next six months

To sign up for the course, please fill out the registration form and contact Julia Wang at 416.588.6288, x240 or email her at for more information or assistance.

Training Schedule


1st   May 21-June 8   *(May 21st is Victoria Day) (registration deadline: May 4)

2nd   July 2-July 20 (registration deadline: June 15)

3rd   Aug 13-31 (registration deadline: July 27)

4th   Sept 24-Oct 12   *(Oct 8th is Thanksgiving) (registration deadline: September 7)

5th   Oct 29-Nov 16 (registration deadline: October 12)

6th   December 3-21 (registration deadline: November 16)

7th   Jan 14-Feb 1 (registration deadline: December 28)

8th   Feb 25-Mar 15 (registration deadline: February 8)

9th   TBA


1st    Apr 1-19              * (Apr 19th is Good Friday) registration deadline: March 15)

2nd   May 13-31   * (May 20th is Victoria Day) (registration deadline: April 26)

3rd   June 24-July 12   * (July 1st is Canada Day) (registration deadline: June 7)

4th    Aug 5-23         * (Aug 5th is Civic Holiday) (registration deadline: July 19)

5th   Sept 16-Oct 4 (registration deadline: August 30)

6th   Oct 28-Nov 15 (registration deadline: October 11)

7th   Dec 2-20 (registration deadline: November 15)

8th   Jan 13-31 (registration deadline: December 27)

9th   Feb 24-Mar 13 (registration deadline: February 7)